The Marion Popcorn Festival’s Poppin’ Pooch Pageant will take place at 2:00 pm on Saturday, July 21, at the Yancey Clinic of Veterinary Medicine located at 1097 Mt. Vernon Avenue in Marion. Dogs will compete in four categories: Sportswear, Western Wear, Popcorn Wear, and Perform a Trick (2 minutes).
All dogs must be on a leash. The entry fee is $20.
Currently celebrating its 32nd year, the Marion Popcorn Festival is the largest popcorn festival in the world with an annual attendance estimated in excess of 250,000 over the three-day festival. Other events include a popcorn cooking contest, a fine art show, crafts, Popcorn 5000 5K run, Popcorn 100 bike tour, a community showcase stage, and more.
Main stage entertainment for 2012 includes The Ultimate Journey Xperience, a Journey tribute band on Thursday, September 6; country sensation Josh Thompson on Friday, September 7; and Boyz II Men on Saturday, September 8. For more information on the full slate of activities, or if you are interested in obtaining Kernel Seats for the entertainment, visit www.popcornfestival.com or call 740-387-FEST. The Marion Popcorn Festival is sponsored in part by the City of Marion.